Brian Finley & Wallis Giunta featured in Opera Canada Summer Issue

The summer issue of Opera Canada just hit the shelves and there is a lot to celebrate! Brian Finley, composer and librettist of the new opera The Pencil Salesman is featured as one of the Artists on Stage and mezzo soprano Wallis Giunta is featured in the Final Take segment, sharing an interesting list of recordings and DVDs.

In addition, soprano Joyce El-Khoury was reviewed for her momentous debut as the title character in Seattle Opera’s production of Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda:

El-Khoury scored a major triumph on opening night, combining exquisite delicacy of sound with affecting vulnerability – yet singing with a steely resolve when the situation required”

Also countertenor, Daniel Cabena, was reviewed for his interpretation of Lydie-Anne de Rozier in Montreal Opera’s production of Les Feluettes:

…both profoundly touching and utterly compelling…Daniel Cabena as Lydie-Anne (Simon’s fiance), his vocal poise and theatrical aplomb constantly rewarding.”